WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
For those people interested in pursuing a career in national security, mark your calendars for Aug. 20 as American Military University (AMU) will be hosting a Virtual Career Fair featuring federal and private sector employers. AMU employee Jaymie Pompeo offers some pointers in preparation for the Virtual Career Fair.
By Jeff Gardner
Faculty Member, Homeland Security at American Military University
For the next decade plus the U.S. focused on fighting the away game by aggressively going after AQ overseas while strengthening our home game to prevent any more terrorists from entering the country. The Transportation Security Administration was created within DHS to increase airport security while Customs and Border Protection focused on keeping terrorists out and the FBI became very adept at managing watch lists and no-fly lists with their interagency partners.
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security
After the fall of Mosul in June 2014 to the Islamic State, the Iraqi government formalized a program under the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) to quickly integrate militias into Iraq’s security apparatus.
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security
In Garland, Texas, two jihadist gunmen on an FBI list opened fire on a crowd with assault rifles while wearing body armor at an event Sunday. Law enforcement officials told The New York Times that the event was a place to gather and share cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
By LTC (OH) Deano L. McNeil, MPA, MCP
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
The United States government and the governments of the states and territories utilize a multi-tiered military and emergency management force structure to prepare and respond to issues pertaining to homeland security and domestic military operations. This force structure includes active and reserve federal military forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard forces, state defense forces, and state emergency management agencies.
Michael Chertoff, co-author of the Patriot Act, a set of laws that provided the US government with broad surveillance powers in the wake of 9/11, is unashamedly proud of what he built.
By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security
With the 2016 presidential election campaign already underway, each of the aspirants for the White House will soon articulate positions on various issues, but the one issue which threatens the U.S. the most is our economy.
Program Director, International Relations at American Public University
Over the last several years, Central American governments have increased their efforts to build hydroelectric dams, often under the auspices of the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).